UK Poker Roundup - Irish Open Satellite at DTD, De Wolfe Chops London Event and Poker at the Olympics?
Dusk Till Dawn 7-Seat Guaranteed Super Satellite to the Irish Open 2010
On Friday the 19th of March at 20:00, Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham will be hosting a £100 rebuy satellite to the Irish Open. 7 £3,500 seats are guaranteed in this event and demand is expected to be very high, so make sure you book your seat early.
Director of Operations at Dusk Till Dawn, Nick Whiten said, "We are delighted to be hosting such a prestigious Super Satellite and really look forward to welcoming players to the leading Poker venue in Europe. The seven guaranteed seats make the tournament incredible value and anticipation is building already!"
Poker at the Olympics?
The International Federation of Poker is to be accepted as a member of the International Mind Sports Association later on this year, which means it will be added to the list of recognised games with the International Olympic Committee. Good news for just about everyone in the industry, particularly those in areas where poker is facing the ban of heavy legal restrictions.
UK poker author and IFP head Anthony Holden commented "Poker is not like other casino games. It's a social game where people are playing against each other, not the house, and a game where skill plays a bigger role than luck. There are 120 to 150 million poker players in the world and we deserve this recognition."
Roland De Wolfe Chops Mansion Les A London
UK triple crown winner Roland De Wolfe has added another trophy to his cabinet, as he chopped the Mansion Poker Les A London at the Les Ambassadeurs Club in London. The £2,000 event had a £229,000 prize pool and De Wolfe was declared the winner after a 3 way deal with James Vogl and Nick Jenkins, all three men pocketing around £39,000.
TIPS and Masters Poker Academy Join Forces
On the 19th of March, Manchester will host the first Masters Academy, a live poker school. The event will now be supported by The International Poker School (TIPS) , another live poker school fronted by Paul Zimbler and Paul Jackson. James Deacon of the Masters Poker Academy commented “It is great to have TIPS on board and they certainly bring some wonderful speakers to the table. The Manchester Masters Academy is set to be a great event and the start of a strong relationship between LILI and TIPS”.
Mickey Wernick signs with OnewayPoker
The legend that is Mickey ‘the worm’ Wernick has signed a £30k sponsorship deal with plucky online poker outfit OnewayPoker. He made a fantastic start to his new deal by winning a side event at GUKPT Walsall for £6,600 this week.